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  • India Philanthropy Report 2013

    March 05, 2013 | Social & Public Sector | Bain report

    This year’s report explores the crucial and complex questions around the impact of giving. How is the impact of each rupee invested in philanthropic activities measured? How should it be measured? Can a better understanding of impact deliver better outcomes? And finally, can better communication

  • How utilities should evaluate upstream and downstream integration

    February 20, 2013 | Utilities & Alternative Energy | Bain Brief

    Having seen few benefits from the breakup of generation, transmission and retail service, many utility executives now wonder if expanding back into these markets might offer lower transaction costs, better hedging or other advantages. Bain’s analysis suggests that, while integration offers

  • An R&D destination in making - Mint

    January 30, 2013 | Healthcare | Mint

    No longer just a venue for lower-end R&D, India has started conducting higher-end research in pockets such as nano-technology, bioinformatics and “cell culture” biosimilars.

  • Don't fight the future

    January 14, 2013 | Strategy | Business Standard

    The three elements that we highlight in Repeatability — the power of simplicity, the art of continuous improvement, and early-warning systems — will increasingly be the difference between “one-hit wonders” and enduring, repeatable success.

  • Taking a new consumer goods category from zero to 100 in no time flat

    November 29, 2012 | Consumer Products | Bain Brief

    The race to create categories and subcategories may be your best option in emerging markets. Here’s how winners set the pace.

  • Turbulence in healthcare

    November 28, 2012 | Healthcare | Business India

    Healthcare was once a stellar performer at the Bombay Stock Exchange, consistently outperforming the benchmark bourse six-fold over the last five years, but it has started to lose some of its sheen. The industry is facing greater pressure on margins and this will continue into the future, after

  • Companies that keep replicating a few things that they do uniquely well are able to sustain profits

    November 01, 2012 | Strategy | The Economic Times

    Our research reveals that some companies have found a way to beat complexity. We call these companies Great Repeatable Models and they share a common simplicity in the concept and execution of their strategy: they focus on the few things that they do uniquely well, and replicate them again and

  • How Africa offers growth opportunities for companies willing to take on its poor infrastructure

    October 05, 2012 | Consumer Products | The Economic Times: Corporate Dossier

    Even though Africa remains fragmented with over 50 countries, the emergence of trading blocs has dramatically improved the business environment. Moreover, a new consumer class is emerging so quickly that total consumer spending is expected to double by 2020. Consumer product companies not yet in

  • The path to a blackout free India

    September 20, 2012 | Utilities & Alternative Energy | Mint

    As India debates long-term challenges such as fuel shortages, bankrupt State Electricity Boards (SEBs) and issues around land acquisition, we believe the country can take rapid action on five fronts to improve the state of the country's power sector in the short term.

  • Global growth

    August 28, 2012 | Strategy | Bain Brief

    A bold ambition and a clear, well-understood strategy— a strategy reflecting a founder’s vision and showing a clear path to leadership—are the foundation of success in new markets.